The Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury saga continues to rumble on even after the fight was officially cancelled last week.
The contract for the ex Reality TV star to face the brash American YouTuber had been signed and everything was set for a showdown at Madison Square Garden on August 6.
However, that’s as close as the fight got. Just days after agreeing terms, Fury was denied entry to the US as he attempted to board a plane for the first press conference. He couldn’t sort his visa issues out and the scheduled Showtime pay-per-view fight was thrown into doubt.
Paul eventually had enough of waiting around and took to social media to confirm he had moved on to replace the British Light Heavyweight with Hasim Rahman Jr.
It didn’t take long for video footage to emerge of the two sparring each other. It’s no wonder ‘The Problem Child’ released the footage as it shows him landing a heavy right hand on the son of former World Heavyweight Champion Hasim Rahman Sr.
A further clip then surfaced of the two getting involved in a heated altercation after what looks to be that same sparring session.
Jake Paul on possible Tommy Fury fight outside the US
Even though this is the second time the fight has fallen through with Fury, Paul admits he hasn’t completely closed the door on the fight.
When asked on TMZ if he would ever consider fighting Tommy outside the US, he answered:
“You know I’m considering doing it after August 6.”
“I want to fight in Madison Square Garden so the show must go on whether or not Tommy Fury’s in the arena.”
“I don’t wait for people, I don’t need to wait around.”
He went on to question Fury’s desire to make the fight:
“I told Tommy I’ll give him $500k and we could fight in a neutral location after August 6, let’s run it up.”
“So we’ll see what he says.”
“I just don’t think he ever wants to fight me.”